Dear Readers, we probably all know that these amazing structures are antennae, but what about if I asked you where you’d find a speculum on a bird? Or what elytra are? Well, as you were all so brilliant last week I am upping the ante this weekend. Match the photos to the terms listed below, and pop your answers into the comments by 5 p.m.(UK time) next Thursday if you want to be marked. As usual, if you don’t want to be influenced by the very speedy people who tackle the quiz, write them down old-school on a piece of paper first.
So, if you think what’s shown in photo 1 are some pedipalps, your answer is 1) a)
Onwards! And good luck….
b) Seta (plural Setae)
f) Elytron (plural Elytra)
h) Speculum (pl.Specula or Speculums)
i) Alula (pl Alulae)
k) Gonydeal spot
l) Pinaculum (pl. Pinacula)
n) Orbital ring
o) Corbiculum (plural Corbicula)